Co-chairs Tiffany Adler, Joy Bollinger, Jane Goldring and Kim Sport hosted the 13th annual “Pink Ribbon Fling” gala dedicated to aiding the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans Breastoration Fund on Saturday, September 10. Comprised strictly of volunteers, the Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force hosts this valuable fundraiser to support Louisiana programs and projects such as the CAGNO Breastoration Fund. Over 400 guests gathered at the House of Blues in support of the fund, which is committed to increasing breast reconstruction awareness in the roughly 70 percent of women who are not informed of reconstructive options, as well as empowering breast cancer victims.
Launched in 2010 by Kim Sport, Sandy Keller and Eve Wllinga, the Breastoration Fund also helps to cover costs that insurance does not. Entertainment included the sounds of Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters, a patron party, a reception buffet, an open bar, a silent auction, and a prize raffle. Among the auction items was a handmade quilt created by artist and breast cancer survivor Eve Wallinga. The butterfly-shaped quilt, meant to symbolize the transformation that breast reconstruction allows, is gilded with the signatures of 38 accomplished women including Sarah Palin, Cokie Roberts, Billie Jean King, Condoleezza Rice and Maya Angelou.